Category Archives: Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

On Kelly Cherry’s Girl In A Library

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          I wrote this piece a few weeks ago, hoping to place it on a blog with a larger audience than my own. That didn’t happen, and in the meantime, Kelly Cherry has won lifetime Achievement … Continue reading

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Words and Music at Moulin à Nef, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts-France

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Sunday, in the living room of the MV, residence, at the hour of tea, I will be reading an excerpt from “Pilgrimage” in English while Daniel Azuelos translates into French. Following the reading, Robert Bourges, on piano, and Gerhard Schneider, … Continue reading

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Balance

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My residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts ended a month ago. While I was there, a friend and fellow writer sent me an email. She was working on a lecture/essay about the challenges of maintaining balance in … Continue reading

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Waiting

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At the VCCA, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, where the quiet is deep as writers write, composers compose and artists, sculpt, paint and draw, I leave my studio late in the day to walk before dinner. Behind the Center, a country … Continue reading

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Cold Mountain

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Here in the Blue Ridge, this Monday morning of Memorial Day, where I’m hiking, I am alone. The trail is mostly dirt, gentle up hills, down hills, switch backs, a few steeper climbs. The perfect hike to warm up my … Continue reading

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